Author Archives: Jean

About Jean

I am a pastel artist. See my Website for more information.

Life in the Slow Lane

Life here in Courtenay is a pleasure.  The birds sing, the breeze in the trees is peaceful, the tide comes and goes, along with the herons and eagles, we walk the Riverwalk which starts only a few feet from our … Continue reading

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Gardens and Gail

Yesterday started with a trip to the beautiful Abkhazi Japanese Garden in the morning, moved on to a couple of hours with Gail Sibley, pastel artist extraordinaire, in the afternoon, and ended with an evening walk along the water to … Continue reading

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Robert Bateman

One of the pleasures of visiting Victoria is the opportunity to visit the Robert Bateman Center.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bateman, he is one of the greatest living Canadian artists.  Many of the paintings on display … Continue reading

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Tilting at Beacon Hill Park

This trip has been a bit challenging for me.  My body has been  tilting as I walk, as it did at the first Women’s March a year and a half ago.  But the trip to Beacon Hill Park yesterday was … Continue reading

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The Tate Modern Museum

As we visit museums this year I find my eye caught by much that was of less interest to me a few years ago. I still love the Impressionists / post-impressionists and old masters, but my appreciation for a wider … Continue reading

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Whose Suitcase Is This?

Wrote this early on and forgot to post it . . . It was a long flight, well two flights – one to DC, the second to London. Over 12 hours in the air and lots of mid-America agriculture to … Continue reading

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From Cricket to the Elgin Marbles . . .

This trip to London has involved a lot of new experiences for us, mixed in with some old favourites. Paul has faithfully recorded our daily adventures and I’ll try not to duplicate anything. Some of the things that stand out … Continue reading

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A Month in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

The days are growing shorter and our time in Provence is coming to an end.  We shipped our art bags home yesterday and will leave for Collioure on Saturday. It has been a very fine time here, living in a wonderful house, Le … Continue reading

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Atelier de la Rose, Weeks 3 and 4

Yes, friends.  I have been making art.  We did have a few distractions . . . a rental car that broke down with no replacement for a number of days . . . access to bank accounts that didn’t work … Continue reading

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Week Two – Jean

Yes.  It has been a busy week, as Paul has described in his posts.  Walking, weddings, new friends, eglises, markets, and more wonderful food from Sally, our host at Atelier de la Rose. And art.  Lots of art.  I finished … Continue reading

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